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(Updated   Aug. 2 2015)

Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.01 billion
Mobiles  983.7 million 
Landlines: 26.3 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  102  million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 86  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  Mobile Internet in India  IAMAI  study  July 2015
E-commerce is Indias new sun-rise industry; set to reach USD 16 billion this year: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study
Ericsson  Study: Indian Mobile Broadband landscape ( May 2015)

Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market


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IT happened in India
  Indian film, Rudramadevi to debut 3D-without-glasses EDS technology
August 3 2015: Anglo-American technology company Ying Group  creators of the 3-D effect without glasses known as Enhanced Depth Solutions (EDS)  is to make its debut in India  with the upcoming Telugu-Tamil- Malayalam film  Rudramadevi. ....
Clampdown on porn sites in India, on govt orders
Bangalore,  August 2 2015:  Twitter and  Reddit in India  were  ablaze this Sunday morning with reports that  almost of the world's top dozen pornography  sites were inaccessible in the country.  Customers  cited  state-owned   Internet providers MTNL and BSNL   as well as private operators like Spectranet, Tikona, Asianet, Hathway  and mobile provider Vodafone  as those who seemed to have blocked the sites. ....
Unboxed category phones are a hit with Indian customers of ShopClues
New Delhi, August 1, 2015: Frugal Indian  customers have embraced ShopClues' , ‘Unboxed’ phone category on its platform, offering big savings over MRP. ...
India IT miracle days are over: Infosys chief Vishal Sikka
Bangalore, August 1 2015: Vishal  Sikka CEO of Infosys, the iconic Indian IT company,  thinks the   days of miracles in information technology services  are over. ...
Half of all apps in Open Source Tizen, developed in India
Bangalore,  July 31, 2015: Over 1,000 developers participated in the Open Source focussed  Tizen Developer Summit (TDS),  which concluded here today. ...

Education and e-learning
Superprofs' head honored
Bangalore, July 29, 2015: Leading  Indian  techpreneur and  founder-CEO of Superprofs- India’s largest online Test preparation platform -- Piyush Agrawal --was conferred with “Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business- Education” at the prestigious Entrepreneur India Awards 2015 held recently. ....
e-classroom tool, Prijector, now available in India
Bangalore,  July 7 2015: A cool tool for  wireless presentatiojn and video conference , launched  2 years  by an Indian-founded  US-based company is now available and supported in India.   Prijector which  has acquired over 2000+ reputed clients across 25 countries, a slick  device that directly connects to your Television or to any Projector. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Google Translate app beefed up to include visual translation in Hindi
Bangalore, July 30, 2015: Google has launched  upgraded version of  the Google Translate App that will now allow instant visual translations of printed text in multiple languages including Hindi. Users will need to simply open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text they need translated. ....
Indian train app, RailYatri, adds location feature
New Delhi, July 26 2015: RailYatri  the  app that helps Indian train travelers  has added a location feature to its suite of useful tools. This allows travelers to share live location with family and friends while traveling on the train. In just 2 clicks, you can share your entire trip details with your friends, who can then see how your journey on the moving train is progressing real time. ....

HP to help Kerala roll out e-health services
Bangalore, August 1  2015 : Kerala's  Department of Health and Family Welfare, has  turned to  HP to create an e-Health IT platform to enable the delivery of a digital healthcare solution and services for Health Care facilities across Kerala. ....
Braham app highlights yoga
New Delhi, July 8 2015: A new  search engine and  a free app from India  focussing on health has been launched:  highlights  Yoga regimes and cures. This app can also  search for and find Doctors & Hospitals near you. ....
BeFit app now live for Mumbai users, soon India wide
Mumbai,  July  2  2015: The beFITsocial app is now available on Android platform.brings complete fitness solutions on your mobile. ...

Product Pulse
iRevo Smart PC: PC-TV Sangam!
This affordable wireless PC-Keyboard-Mouse combo  works with any screen, even a TV. Bangalore, August 3 2015: There is a basic problem with  those ultra-small 'Stick PCs' and 'Mini Pcs': They require you to do a lot of work before  they are good to go. ....
LG G4: RAW deal! ( and that's the good thing!)
The LG G4 provides unique the  camera option of shooting pictures in JPEG as well as  uncompressed RAW format By V. Sudhakshina Bangalore, July 27 2015: The LG G4 is ideal for photography enthusiasts, who would like to opt for a good camera phone instead of heavy Digital SLRs. ....
ASUS ZenBook UX305 , the Size Zero laptop
The  new ZenBook is a laptop on diet with its slim and sleek design Bangalore, July 13  2015: The  new  ASUS ZenBook UX305 belongs to the Intel-designed  energy-efficient UltraBook  class  of  laptops  -- but goes way beyond the reference specs. ...

IT's for you
  New MotoG is out, water-resistant for these monsoon days!
New Delhi,  July 29 , 2015: Motorola,   has launched the 3rd generation of its falgship handset, the MotoG at  Rs 11,999 for 8 GB storage with 1GB RAM and  Rs  12,999 for 16GB storage with 2GB RAM, the Moto G (3rd Gen),  exclusively on Flipkart. ....
Zoho launches form filling & signing app
Bangalore,  July  272015: Zoho, India's own office productivity solutions leader  has just launched  Zoho Forms  a cloud-based app that  lets  lay users  create and share mobile and web forms capturing  user data — like customer registrations, orders, surveys, and responses. ....
New Microchip MCUs work with core-independent peripherals
New Delhi, July 22, 2015: Leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions Microchip Technology,  has announced two new 8-bit families that expand its portfolio of  PIC® Micro Controller Units with Core-Independent Peripherals(CIPs). ...
New powerbank from AXL is made for trekkers and outdoor types
New Delhi, July 22 2015: Smart-life accessories brand, AXL, has launched  a rugged 5100mAh power bank for outdoors use that is water proof (IP67), shock resistant and  dust proof. ...
Affordable Smart TV accessory from LatestOne
Hyderabad July 21  2015:  Tech accessories retailer  has launched a smart alternative to expensive smart TVs. ...

IT people
  Sushant Dwivedy to head Global Document Outsourcing, at Xerox India.
New Delhi, July 29, 2015: Sushant Dwivedy is to be the Director, Global Document Outsourcing,  at Xerox India. Sushant would be leading the Document Management Services business in India that includes Xerox’s portfolio of Next Generation Managed Print Services, Document Supply Chain Management Services, Communication & Marketing Services and Document Transaction and Processing Services. ....
Amit Maheshwari to head Snapdeal's fashion brand,
New Delhi, July 29, 2015 : Amit Maheshwari   has been named   CEO  of  Snapdeal's  recently acquired online premium fashion destination, Amit most recently served as Senior Vice President of Fashion at Snapdeal and was instrumental in growing the Fashion and Lifestyle category into one of the most successful businesses for Snapdeal. ....
Andrew Koh to head Consumer Imaging at Cannon India
Gurgaon, July 23, 2015: Canon India has  announced the  appointment of  Andrew Koh  as Vice President for its Consumer Imaging and Information Center (CII). ...

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Abdul Kalam's unique tech management style
.....We failed to resolve the issues at our level. So we persuaded Kalam to accompany us to try and push the schedules. How he accomplished that was a lesson in management we would never forget..... Anand Parthasarathy in THE WEEK  August 9 2015

Vizury conjures sci-fi magic in its dashboard
Indian product software firm Vizury claims to have a secret sauce to help companies make up their minds on where to spend their digital marketing dollars..  Deccan Herald  July 20 2015

Digital Banking: Apps, the new bank manager
Banks are analysing customer-specific data to offer a range of banking products, from loans to bill payments, over the mobile ... Financial Express June 22 2015


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